5 Useful Tips for A KvK Kill Event

Ice dragon kill event

Often KvK kill events can be stressful, confusing, and difficult. Here are a few unique useful tips that your alliance should be familiar with before starting a kill event.

5 Kill Event Tips

1. Know the "Strong Against" Circle Like The Back of Your Hand

When rallying or solo attacking it's important to attack enemies with troops that are strongest against the enemy's weakness. Not only should you send the right troops, but you should make sure your hero gear is skilled against their weakness as well.

Strong Against Circle

Contributed by Arcturus I in Sangul

2. Your War General Needs to Call Out The Appropriate Troops and Rally Leader

Your war general should check the hero gear and troops of the enemy, then choose the alliance member whose hero focuses on the enemy's weakness (see chart above) and tell the rest of the alliance which troops to send to the rally.

Note: It's a good idea for your war general(s) to have a list of which member has the best heroes for attacking with each troop type.

3. Call For Troops Appropriately

When in the fog of war, the alliance chat needs to populated with only succinct useful information. The last thing you want is a bunch of members asking clarifications questions while you are trying to set a rally as fast as possible. Meaning, you should abide by these rules:

  • If you ask for reinforcements, tell your members the troop (a) count (b) type and (c) tier you need. For example, "need 1mil rein strat rang t4". Which means I need 1 million reinforcements of strategic ranged t4 troops.
  • For important rallies have your war general call out port coordinates in the chat "80:245:201", then call out "CLEAR CHAT" so that members know they need to port now, stop searching for targets, and participate in the rally to the exact specifications of the war general.
  • The next comment the war general should make is about which troops to send and to whom. For example, "send strat cav 30% t3 meat to drogba". Which means donate a march of strategic t4 cavalry with 30% of the march being strategic t3 cavalry to drogba.

Disclaimer: I am writing this in the context of sh21 players rallying a couple hundred mil player.

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4. Set a Max March Size for Contribution

The max march amount we use is 200k troops. For 2 main reasons:

  • It allows more people in the alliance to participate in rallies and reinforcements to earn points
  • It minimizes troop losses for any one single person

5. Before Porting in to Rally, Change Gear

This trick is to confuse your enemy by making them think your hero is speced for one troop type, but in reality you are speced for a different troop type.

Steps:

  1. Look at the enemy's hero to understand its weakness, try to scout the enemy to see which troops they have
  2. Decide which hero gear you need to wear, but put on different gear for the time being
  3. Post coords, call rally, port in, start rally. Now, the enemy should reinforce their team member with the wrong troops because they will be looking at your hero
  4. After the rally starts marching, wait until 30 seconds (if you are fast) before the rally hits the enemy to switch to the gear you actually want to use. Yes, you can switch gear mid solo march or rally march. The gear that is equipped at the time of the hit is the gear that will be used.
  5. Let the march hit and enjoy the satisfaction of a good rally!
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Bonus Advice from "Bo" in the comments:

"Here’s a related strategy for when you are soloing/rallying someone who you’ve scouted and who has balanced troop types (most players 30mil to 100mil are balanced, in my experience): on the first attack send only the troop type you are strongest with, then on the second attack you follow the arrows on the “vulnerability circle” to determine what troop type you send on the next attack.

For example, I am strongest with ranged. So after the first attack with full ranged they will be low on infantry. Therefore for attack number 2 hit them with full cavalry, after which then they will be low on infantry/ranged and have more cavalry, so then on attack number 3 hit with infantry. And then attack number 4 back to ranged and so on as necessary

Knowing this means you don’t have to run scouts and read reports in between hits, which is really important if you are trying to hit an active player several times before they can shield or if you find a sleeping player you want them zeroed before they wake up.

In my experience, once I realized this I was able to zero people with ~500k T3 much quicker and with much fewer losses."

 

I hope you guys enjoyed these kill event tips, if you have any others please share them in the comments below!

Enjoy!

Navi

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33 comments

  1. How longis the kvk kill event

  2. I thought that you must have gear equipped before war march starts. Once it starts you can take it off before the march even hits and the statistics from the gear will still apply. However the article seems to contradict what I believe is correct

  3. I really appreciate your articles, however consider my strategy. something I like to call, Master of duality.
    I have been experimenting with cores for over a month now and I have concluded that using 2 troop sets rather than one are much more effective than using 1 or 3 for that matter. It is important to highlight I am talking about Core/relics only.

    I have 3 core suits, inf+ranged, Ranged+cav and Cav+ inf

    Just like you explained in the article certain troops have a “natural” advantage over other troops however you forgot to mention one classic thing, strat vs normal troops. Strat troops are weaker for their same type of troop. So this is my strategy to counter this:

    1. When rallying a sh with 300m power or less

    Use one of your core suits, however use the gear changing trick. EG: If you are going to use Inf+Cav use ranged gear and soo on… This works for active players who are usually willing to take a rally. They will quickly make adjustments to counter your ranged whereas in reality they are just inviting their doom.

    2. Use it for wonder wars

    In wonder wars i use 2 core suits…. I usually send only regular troops to the wonder in my rallies and have “cav” gear first. This makes the defense change the troops quickly to inf. but in reality you are suing a secret ranged core suit which you change exactly after 10sec remaining. I have annihilated enemies in wonders.

    I usually don’t share my techniques with others but sharing is caring, so enjoy.

    I am LuLu vi GB from Megara k190.

    Peace

  4. We do it a lil different.We do 1 mil t3 (even mix)125k t3 traps (even mix) and then get reinforced with 1 mil strategic t4 run anti scout and start burning a hive with t1 (usually only 50k Calvary cause there fast) and 9 times out of 10 an outlander will port in within minutes. And since my power is only 45 -50 mil so a 400mil to 1.8 bil player is not gonna think twice at hitting u especially when he sees ur marches out. I have 400k hospital space I can take 4-5 hits before shielding (more if iam quick enough and have rss to heal inbetween hits) we kill any where from 200-375k troops per hit. Each hit averages around 12-22 mil points and the better part is it helps our bigger players get points for gold prize.last event I had 495 mil points and placed 6th place. Mind you iam only 45 mil power lmao.

    Anyway about the t1 Robin

  5. Replace reg for strat t3 and add like 450k (150k of each) t1 strat and you will become even more effective. Imagine 200k t1 in your hospitals with instant heal instead of 91k t3s.

    T1 in hospitals -> 0 points given away

    • Yeah am currently only training strat toops (ranged mainly but some cav as well) but u kept my 200k INF because on my boosts from items + hero + gems etc reg inf is more than 100% more attack bonus than the others lol so reg inf with 100% more attack than strat inf is probably more effective and on the other troop sorts my boosts are pretty equal strat and reg so i train mainly strat on thoose and i will only train strat from now on because my strat research is catching up more and more, and yes i will train T1 soon but waiting until i reach 450-500k T3 first until ill start doing T1’s but yeah thats the plan and thx for the feedback

  6. In Yesterdays KvK KE i played this strategy vs the most pussy-like kingdom ive ever seen (K28 Lio) i was unshielded for 7 hours without anti scout up and only got hit twice.

    I played “speed rein trap”, My numbers etc: 346K t3 and 100K T3 Traps is what i had when i started the day, my hero was specced on skills to max Troop Hp and Troop Def as well as Trap Attack, the rest of the points i distributed into Cav and Inf attack mainly and some on Range but not as much (i got fewest of thoose)
    my hero items i tried making items with troop hp and def and troop attack and trap attack (with that in mind i did have other items because i haven’t bought a single gold pack just small ones so i cant afford great equipment but did the best with what i had and my items where on

    Head Leonidas Helmet lvl 6
    Body the 1 Year anniversery armor in LVL 3!
    Feet i used the Alexanders Boots lvl 6
    Weapon i used the Aigis lvl 5
    Extra items i had 2 Torches lvl 6 and 1 Petatos lvl 5
    these i put lvl 5-6 Gems focusing on Troop HP and Def mainly but the only Troop attack gem i had and the rest i filled up with range inf cav trap attack etc

    My troops was (i got a big “weakness”)
    200k reg inf
    7.6k strat inf
    62k reg cav
    37k strat cav
    0 reg range
    35k strat range
    7k reg siege (they just wont die lol ive had them for 8 months …)
    on Traps i ofc tried to even the score by doing mainly burning rocks and catapults (both strong vs ranged i also had some strat tower traps.
    my hospital covered 192k total (am working on improving it.

    with this stuff i got a total of 7.3m points in being hit 2 times. this could have been way more effective but if u continue to read u will know why i failed. Worth mentioning is that i only gave away total of 3.6 m points…

    as i said i played without anti scout and had a 20% attack boost on, first hit i got struck by we played it safe and i was speed reined with 375k T4 Cav (to beat my weakness ranged units) and thoose came a few seconds before the hit came on me. the report said that “we” lost 94k troops and he 152k. on our side “I LOST” 3k traps and 91k T3 went into my hospital (i insta healed thoose troops) and my reiner lost 0, the outlander/enemy lost 152k T3 (All of hes T3 Meatshield) but unforturnately we didnt kill any T4 :/ but gained 3.3m points and he got 1.8 M give or take a few points.

    next hit came after 4 hours of waiting … and we where completely caught off guard and he hit me with 250 K FULL T4 march and 0 T3 and i didnt have any reiner because i barely saw the hit comming myself lol. the report said “i lost 98k” (exactly almost as the first hit) but this time a few more of my traps died but only 91k of my troops went to hospital while i KILLED 40K T4 on my own

    40K T4 * 100 points each kill = 4 M points for me and 91k T3 in hospital on my side = 20 points each for him = 1.82 M points.

    this was 2 guys above 1-2 B players and they both lost badly to me point wise since i could just insta heal back troop count and i scored more in event then i gave away so i know for a fact that this strategy WORKS.

    But it needs to be well executed and not as we did on the last hit where i was alone (it went well anyway but could have been better)

    Feel free to try this strategy and if u got questions comment below this comment 🙂 – The Joker K2

    my total “losses” was 0 troops except 180k in hospital total and i lost total 8K T3 Traps that is easily replaced.

  7. this is a few useful tips, here’s how we do KvK in K2 with the alliance i am in BWN
    we play and usually get on top 10 leaderbords and we have even placed number 1 even though we shift from 800m to 1.2b power for the entire alliance.

    We use traps, but not as normal people trap (this is the tactic we use most but not the only)
    first we got a few 30-70m power players with different troop amounts and researches etc depending on kingdom we face we use or not use anti scouts we put on hero gear (some times we try baiting with shit items or full research items equipped but works without it) then we scout outlanders that looks like they wanna solo hit players and considering how small we are noone thinks of us as traps and when they scout they see that we are not that dangerous (300-600k T3 usually and some of us got 70-120k traps) and we ofc spec all our items on troop hp def and attack and if we cant get it we focus on the troops we got most of since everyone is different it differs from every player. the strategy is basicly to scout or taunt outlanders to hit u and when they port in and u get the incomming march or u know that its comming then we got a few T4 players speed reining the target player with 375-1m T4 depending on how many players with T4 we got at the time and in alliance. and if this is executed good then he will send hes 375k T4 without a hero into 300-600k T3 aswell as 70-120k T3 Traps (meatshields useful in both these cases but dont have exact number on it) + 375k-1m T4 and a hero whos mainly specced on Troop hHealth Def and Troop Attack and the rest on individual troops or traps attack etc and it is a wall of pain for them to hit, we got players who always get gold prize in it and they don’t do anything really except taking lots of solo hits from different enemies and they dont have a big army but they get reined and so and it earns them a few M points each hit.

    for this to work u need atleast 250-300k hospital beds, 400 is recommended but a lot of players dont have it at that power lvl. The traps are essential, and it should NOT be tried unless u have the hosp coverage for it as well as AT LEAST 300k T3 ur self + meat shields and a few players with T4 to rein you or it won’t work at all. Hero should be specced in skills MAX troop HP and DEF as well as TRAP ATTACK (if u got traps…) and the rest of the points can be used to upgrade 1-2 individual troops (preferably the ones u got most of) and be sure to get the reiners to rein u with troops that suits ur need for example if ur research suck at strat but is maxed on reg troops its suicide for them to rein u with strat troops and so on, be sure to have with ur own troops aswell as the reiners an equal ammounts of all troops sorts (except siege) so that u wont have any big weaknesses obviously.
    – The Joker K2, hope this will be tried and i hope that it will help u earn points in events and kill a lot of enemy troops. (i havent tried it yet because ive been building an army etc for past months BUT we got several players in the alliance that does this every event and i watch in action behind a shield and it works almost every time unless its vs a kingdom that only rally targets etc and if we get rallied we just shield and wait for them to port away then we try again) feel free to reply to this comment if u got suggestions or questions etc about the strategy and one last thing, if u dont use anti scouts ofc have attack boosts on and if u got anti then drop it for an attack boost at the last second.

  8. Can I resurrect the hero if his captured at kvk???He was captured by a member of another State

  9. Tengo 500000 millones de poder y ataque solo con equipo nucleo a un contrincante con 125000 de poder. Aún no entiendo como me capturo el héroe. Alguna ayuda por favor ?
    Gracias y saludos

  10. Make sure you change gear with plenty of time to spare as the target alliance will scout bomb you which will make your game lag badly as well as make it extremely difficult to change gear (if you haven’t researched presets). I’ve seen guys leave it till the march starts and end up having empty slots in their items due to scout bombs.

  11. Here’s a related strategy for when you are soloing/rallying someone who you’ve scouted and who has balanced troop types (most players 30mil to 100mil are balanced, in my experience): on the first attack send only the troop type you are strongest with, then on the second attack you follow the arrows on the “vulnerability circle” to determine what troop type you send on the next attack.

    For example, I am strongest with ranged. So after the first attack with full ranged they will be low on infantry. Therefore for attack number 2 hit them with full cavalry, after which then they will be low on infantry/ranged and have more cavalry, so then on attack number 3 hit with infantry. And then attack number 4 back to ranged and so on as necessary

    Knowing this means you don’t have to run scouts and read reports in between hits, which is really important if you are trying to hit an active player several times before they can shield or if you find a sleeping player you want them zeroed before they wake up.

    In my experience, once I realized this I was able to zero people with ~500k T3 much quicker and with much fewer losses

  12. This is very useful information. However, everyone and their mother has on anti-scout these days so the only way to gauge what troop types the target has would be to use the hero gear. That is, if they have their war gear and that is the “correct” war gear. Only after the first rally will you find out what troop type the target has. Using the most powerful hero in your alliance with cores/relics is the best bet. Send troops for the type they have the highest attack boost on and hit your target.

    That changing of gear is so important now especially with the hero presets that you can apply within seconds. Great post!

    • Chief,
      I know right?! I love this article. haha
      Ya, I’ll be releasing a short article tomorrow on the changing of hero gear. So useful.

  13. Thanks for the tips Navi!